The New Division 2 Raid – And Other Problems

Everyone listen up! The Division 2 has a raid coming! At least that’s what Ubisoft tells us. There’s no reason we shouldn’t listen to them, right? Look, folks, we’re about to get real with you. We like The Division 2. We really, really do. But we’ve been burned so bad before with Ubisoft’s mismanaging of its predecessor that we can’t help but feel nervous at the slightest indication that something might be going awry. Thus far, The Division 2 has offered us more compelling combat, better loot progression, and an even more detailed world than the first foray into this […]

After the Success of Apex Legends – What Will Titanfall 3 Look Like?

We’re all upset that Titanfall 2 came out when it did. It could have seen a lot more adoption and play if they hadn’t bungled the way things did. But that’s all in the past – and hell, even Apex has helped in its own way. But the real question is, what exactly could Titanfall 3 look like? It should go without saying that what is to follow is going to predominantly be speculation. As such, nothing substantial has been leaked regarding the third instalment in the Titanfall franchise, but we don’t need leaks when we’ve got our imagination. So […]

Death Stranding – What’s Coming Our Way?

There has been a long-standing meme floating about the intricate series of tubes we know was the internet that Hideo Kojima has been living his life as a film director in a video game designer’s career. Yes, yes, we all know that those Metal Gear games are classics worthy of their place in gaming history, but the more that we see from his upcoming project – Death Stranding – the more we worry that this might be the one that takes us far off the deep end. Let’s get one thing clear right out of the gate: Death Stranding looks absolutely […]

Is the Sun Finally Setting on the 3DS?

After nearly a decade-long run, the Nintendo 3DS might finally be seeing itself relocated to the retro shelf. With no new projects announced for 2019, all but the most faithful supporters are seeing this as the beginning of the end for the famed handheld platform. But is this an end or merely the start of something new? Nintendo has long had a history of shipping and supporting portable consoles – more so than any other hardware and software developer on the market. While others have made attempts to enter the handheld arena, they have only dreamt of achieving the sort […]

Life Imitates Art: Real-Life Lobbyist Banned for Corruption in EVE Online

Brian Schoenemann – a real-life political lobbyist – has been banned from EVE Online for allegations of corruption. Schoemann’s in-game character Brisc Rubal similarly holds a political position in the in-game world. Schoenemann has been accused of abusing his in-game position to share confidential information. Offering advantages to certain other players and corrupting the integrity of the in-game world and breaching a non-disclosure agreement with the developer.    He has denied the allegations and will seek to have his position reinstated but there is little evidence that can be produced either way. EVE Online EVE Online is a science fiction […]

Five Times You Didn’t Realise You Were In A Horrible Dystopia

You can tell a lot about a game from its aesthetic. A stacked industrious landscape, a strong presence of propaganda and a struggling lower class – just a few of the familiar signs of a grim dystopia. Probably set to a backdrop of war or some kind of horrific violence still present in the landscape. We can prepare ourselves for such harrowing endeavours but sometimes they strike when we least expect it. In the kind of colourful, cutesy games that you might buy your young children. That aesthetic usually conjures warm, kind emotions but sometimes hides a malevolent secret. Thank goodness […]

The Division 2 – What a Sequel Should Be

Ever since Ubisoft announced The Division 2, we were highly skeptical. When the first of the franchise was released, initial impressions were over the moon. Then, came the endgame. Or rather, the complete and utter lack of it. Although the Division series bears some of the hallmarks of the traditional Ubisoft gamut, they deviate far from the rest of their titles in that they’re the closest that the international publisher has to an MMO. As such, the initial “campaign” through the 30-or-so levels serves just as levelling in any other MMO does: as a primer for the endgame. The endgame is […]

How Forza Horizon Beat Out Forza Motorsport

We know better than most that our inclinations toward our favourite games are utterly subjective, but there comes a time when we all have to admit when our favourite franchise must bend the knee to another. Yet how often does that threat come from within? Such is the case with Microsoft’s Forza. Originally ushered into this world as a competitor in the Motorsport simulation market, Forza has built up quite the following since its humble beginnings. Decked-out to the nines with all of the stats, graphs, data, and tuning specs than any self-respecting motorhead would desire, Forza Motorsport earned its laurels […]

Can Session Recapture the Magic of the Skateboarding Subgenre?

Skateboarding was once a flourishing and highly popular sub-genre in the gaming world. A trend that took off in the late 90s’ and enjoyed a decade-long high. Upcoming Xbox exclusive, Session, hopes to recapture that magic for a new generation. But with a subgenre that’s been dead in the ground for the majority of the last decade is the audience there? Skating on Cloud Nine The skateboarding genre largely consisted of two significant rivals series, Tony Hawk’s and Skate. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released in 1999 to huge critical and commercial success, dumbfounding many. The sequel was an even […]

Microsoft is Bringing Halo to PC – And It’s About Time

At this point, this isn’t news anymore – but by God are we still reeling from the announcement that Microsoft is finally bringing Halo to PC. While this is certainly not the first time that a Halo game has found its way onto the PC platform, it does mark the first time in the history of the company that they’ve elected to bring the entirety of the franchise to PC Gaming Master Race. Initially released in 2014 solely for Microsoft’s Xbox console family, the Master Chief Collection on PC will feature every game in the franchise up to Halo 4 […]